ABB wins $250m order to link wind farm to UK grid

ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million (£175m) to link an offshore wind farm to the UK grid. It will supply submarine cable systems to connect the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million (£175m) to link an offshore wind farm to the UK grid.

It will supply submarine cable systems to connect the Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea, which will transmit power across 120 kilometres.

The news comes after developer DONG Energy made a final investment decision for the project earlier this year.

The Danish firm claims it will be the world’s largest capacity offshore wind farm, capable of generating 1.2GW of renewable energy – enough for more than one million homes.

Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids division said: “High voltage cable links are playing a key role in transmitting clean power to millions of people, efficiently and reliably. This is another example of how ABB technologies enable the integration of renewable energy and lower environmental impact, a key element of the company’s Next Level strategy.”

The wind farm connection is scheduled for commissioning in 2019.